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Local coaches to help young women with positive body image

Young women constantly struggle with their body image and self-confidence but Fe Strong at Total Fitness Gym can help them gain the power to overcome.  CF-L1 coaches Nikki Freeman and Karissa …

Bothwell Foundation to host virtual Lub Dub

After a 2020 hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation is bringing back its annual Lub Dub in virtual form. This year’s event includes options for a …

Virtual trainer helps online clients get fit

If you find yourself winded after a flight of stairs, unable to fit into your favorite jeans or simply want some exercise to shake off the winter doldrums, Sedalia’s Taylor Hammond is a …

Get a healthy lifestyle through mind, body and breath

If you are looking for a way to regain that healthy feeling without jogging through the bitterly cold air and ankle-deep snow, perhaps you might consider yoga and barre? Robyn Wadley runs Soul …

Meet the Teams: Get Fit Challenge 2021

Business Roundup

Local gym moves to 24 hours, restaurant temporarily closes

A locally-owned fitness center has transitioned to being open 24 hours while a national franchise buffet is temporarily closed for repairs and remodeling. Brian’s Gym Brian’s Gym, …

DeFeet offering well-being discussions

A new program under the umbrella of the local DeFeet Suicide Prevention organization is offering a bimonthly well-being discussion addressing healing from grief. The mission of DeFeet.org …

‘Bingocize’ combines games with fitness

Care Connection for Aging Services is offering the program Bingocize, which combines the fun of a game with the benefits of exercise. It is for older adults of all physical abilities and combines …

Democrat, Star-Journal to host Get Fit Challenge

The Warrensburg Star-Journal is joining the Sedalia Democrat in hosting the fourth annual Get Fit Challenge in 2021. The purpose of the Get Fit Challenge is to promote a healthy and happy …

Small changes lead to big Get Fit results

Get Fit Challenge teams worked hard this year and those that reached the finish line lost a combined 437 pounds.The purpose of the Get Fit Challenge is to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle in …

Virus Closures April 3

Get Fit announces changesTo help teams stay within local social distancing guidelines, the Democrat is asking Get Fit teams to select a timeslot for the final weigh-in from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, …

Registration open for Blaine Whitworth 5K

The Blaine Whitworth Foundation is now accepting registrations for the eighth annual Blaine Whitworth Go Big or Go Home 5K Race, Walk and Relay, planned for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28 in downtown …

Bothwell offers support groups

Bothwell Regional Health Center announced dates for its 2020 educational classes and support groups. Bothwell offers Alzheimer’s, Baby Café, diabetes, grief, High Hopes cancer, and stroke support …

Red Cross is hosting Swim & Stay Fit

The Pettis County American Red Cross is hosting a Swim & Stay Fit program from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 7 to May 14 at the Sedalia Middle School, 2205 S. Ingram Ave. Each session is …

Healthy U class loses nearly 300 pounds

After 12 months of hard work, the graduating members of the Healthy U Class of 2019 have lost nearly 300 pounds.Nine students walked across the stage during Night of Inspiration hosted Thursday night …

Democrat hosts 2020 Get Fit Challenge

For the third year in a row, the Sedalia Democrat is challenging the community to get a little healthier with the third annual Get Fit Challenge presented by Bodyworks Day Spa.The purpose of the Get …

Healthy U 2019 reaches halfway mark

Starting weights are from Jan. 14 and current weights are from July 11. Inches lost is from measurements on 14 locations on the body. 

Get Fit teams complete 24-week challenge

The top three teams in the 12-week Get Fit Challenge presented by Bothwell Regional Health Center kept their spots in the 24-week challenge that ended this weekend with a weigh-in at W-K …